Meta sees 38% increase in hate speech; violent content up 86% on Insta in April


There was an approximately 37.82% increase in hate speech on social media platform Facebook and an 86% increase in violent and inciting content on Instagram in April, according to a monthly report published by Meta.

The majority of the content in the report is based on detection by social media platforms before users report to them.

According to the report published on May 31, Facebook detected 53,200 hate speech in April, 37.82% more than the 38,600 detected in March, on which the platform took action.

The report showed that Instagram acted on 77,000 content related to violence and incitement in April, compared to 41,300 in March.

“We measure how many pieces of content (such as posts, photos, videos or comments) we take action on to go against our standards. This metric shows the scale of our activity of application.

“Taking action could include removing content from Facebook or Instagram or covering photos or videos that may upset some audiences with a warning,” the report said.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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